The emotional impact of this beautiful and rich album is massive. Unfortunately, A Deeper Understanding is just too self-similar at times for me to ignore.
Soccer Mommy's new album Collection is a fantastic but infuriatingly short album that makes the listener beg for more depth in the future.
Ween's The Mollusk is the perfect "meta" album. It understands what music is and what it is intended to do. It plays with these ideas while managing to still be incredibly listenable.
Modest Mouse's The Lonesome Crowded West is an Indie Rock classic and an all-time favorite album for me. It remains difficult to pick this album apart and discuss what is so perfect about it and it is best explored individually and all at once.
Fleetwood Mac's Rumours is pop perfection, filled with outstanding melody, production, and instrumentation.